Military Divorce Attorney in Mesa

Understanding the Laws Surrounding Your Divorce

While all divorce cases can be complicated, military divorce cases can include additional factors and challenges. It can be extremely beneficial to retain an Arizona divorce attorney who understands the complex laws surrounding military divorce and knows how to successfully navigate these legal matters. At Liszewski Law Group, PLLC, we have over two decades of collective experience and provide unparalleled personal service to our clients. As you work directly with our lawyers, we put your needs and priorities first—ensuring your divorce is resolved in a favorable manner.

Our Mesa-based family law firm is ready to help you. Schedule an initial consultation today!

How Is a Military Divorce Different Than a Regular Divorce?

One of the main obstacles of getting a divorce in the military is that you or your spouse must a resident of the state where they are applying for a divorce for at least 90 days. With so many relocations and last-minute moves, it can be challenging to time your divorce correctly. While all other aspects of divorce and family law apply to you as they do to a normal civilian – including spousal support, child custody, and property division – there are two major exceptions.

These include the following acts:

  • Service members' Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
  • Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA)

The SCRA is a law that is designed to protect members of the armed forces from certain types of legal action their spouses' may try to take. This act protects military personnel against civil actions such as divorce while they are on active service and can extend for up to a year after active duty.

The USFSPA is designed to protect the spouses of military personnel. Due to this act, a spouse may be eligible to retain certain benefits they received during marriage, even after a divorce. This may include commissary, healthcare benefits, and more. It also allows for the family court to include a service member's retirement benefits as marital property.

Whether you are a spouse of a service member or have been faithfully serving our country, please contact our firm today for counsel. We are here to provide the guidance you need during this difficult time.

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